Founded Year: 1999
The Orphanage was a visual effects studio located in California. It had offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter iinterviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its future plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film look and wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap.
On February 4, 2009 the company announced it was suspending operations indefinitely, after 10 years in the business. The announcement was made by company co-founders Stu Maschwitz, Scott Stewart and Jonathan Rothbart, and announced on Mr. Maschwitz's blog. No immediate notice was posted on the company's website. Although the announcement gave no reason for the closing, bloggers attributed the closing to general economic conditions.
(2004 - 2008)
(2004 - 2006)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Associate Visual Effects Supervisor
Cg Sequence Supervisor
Sin City VFX by The Orphanage
April 3rd, 2005
The Orphanage was called upon to create a range of digital environments, CG effects and one Yellow Bastard.